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wild Italian dried oregano on the branch-where to find?

ume Mar 17, 2009 01:48 AM

Does anybody know whether any stores in Toronto would sell wild oregano (preferably from Calabria or Sicily) that's dried on the branch? Apparently the wild oregano gives a much more floral scent and I would love to try cooking with it in some of my Italian dishes. Thanks!

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    millygirl RE: ume Mar 17, 2009 04:25 AM

    Pretty much all of the grocery stores on the Danforth (Sunvalley for one) carry it, although I'm not sure of it's terroir.

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      blindbunny RE: ume Mar 17, 2009 04:48 AM

      i was in fiesta farms this weekend and they had a huge table with bags of wild oregano. not sure if it was on special or not, but it was a great deal. they also had packets of roasted chesnuts for $2 right beside it. mmm.

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        summ3r RE: ume Mar 17, 2009 05:17 AM

        I saw some last week in the grocery store just across from Kew Gardens in the Beach.

        1. jayt90 RE: ume Mar 17, 2009 05:44 AM

          Highland Farms has wild Greek oregano on the stalk. It is stronger than most spice rack oregano.

          Highland Farms Supermarkets
          4750 Dufferin Street North York ON

          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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            JennaBean RE: ume Mar 17, 2009 09:01 AM

            I saw bunches of it at No Frills at Gerrard and Carlaw on Sat.

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